July 7, 2020

I've produced with my FTB colleagues Gary Grant and Leo Charalambides a guide on the "Independence Day" regulations and the tsunami of government guidance that accompanies it.

Topics considered include what comes out of the closure requirements, the importance of risk assessments for venues that are allowed to open, snooker halls and SEVs, the law on gatherings and enforcement.. 

It is V 1.0 because we don't expect any of this to stay the same for long. And it didn't! Here is V 1.10.

And here now - taking account of the most recent amendments to the regulations, is V 2.0.

A V 3.0 has been produced to take into account the latest guidance, the Face Coverings Regulations and local authority powers under the No. 3 Regulations.

As has been the theme in recent posts, the photo is from Tyne & Wear Archives &...

March 21, 2020

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/327) (“the Regulations”) were made at 2pm today, 21 March 2020, under the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 and come into force immediately. In a sign of the exceptionality of the situation, the Regulations have yet to be laid before Parliament (as permitted by s.45R of the Act): that will happen on Monday.

The Regulations are the means by which the Government gives effect (in England - see below for Wales) to the Prime Minister’s statement in a press conference yesterday 20 March 2020 that “We are collectively telling cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants to close tonight as soon as they reasonably can, and not to open tomorrow.”


The Regulations apply from the day they come into force...

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